Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

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The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies (also: Hellenic Society ) is a not-for-profit British society founded in 1879 that is dedicated to the Greek language , literature , history , art and archeology of antiquity , the Byzantine period and modernity . It is based together with the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies in the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London , which is located in the Senate House of the university and also the Joint Library, the common library of the two societies.

The Hellenic Society publishes the Journal of Hellenic Studies and, since the 1950s, the Archaeological Reports as a supplement . Occasionally, monographs are also published as Supplementary Papers , since 2001 under the series title: Occasional Publications . The Society also organizes an annual series of lectures and occasional lectures and meetings in London and, with the Classical Association, sponsors lectures and lecture series in the United Kingdom. Schools, universities and other institutions as well as students and young researchers are supported with various grants.

The Society's first chairman is Chris Carey , and vice-chairs include Patricia E. Easterling , Robin Osborne and Malcolm Schofield , and previous chairmen Robert Browning and Reginald Pepys Winnington-Ingram . Honorary members include Walter Burkert , Carl Robert and Wilhelm Schubart . The Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies , founded in 1983, emerged from this society with a more specific task .

John D. Criticos Prize Winner

The Hellenic Society has been awarding the John D. Criticos Prize annually since 1997 on behalf of the Criticos-Fotinelli Foundation (John D. Criticos was a Greek shipowner who lived mainly in London) for independent work on Greece and its cultural achievements from antiquity to the presence.

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